Thursday, August 14, 2008

Nacho man

Sometimes in the Pond, things are best kept simple.

On those nights when the world's gone mad, when work is dreadful, when your head pounds and your two precious Chihuahuas to wreck havoc on your home, there is only one solution.



Nachos.




And Oatmeal Scotchies.




There's nothing like a big mound of melted cheese, crispy taco shells, tender sirloin and refried beans to make the world right again.


Even if you just make your nachos into tacos like I do. Because it's even yummier.

Normally, these tasty tidbits would be piled high with jalapenos for Ben. However, the Pond is currently experiencing a bit of a jalapeno crisis due to a salmonella scare. With some many Mexican restaurants in the Pond, there's not a jalapeno in sight.

But that's ok. Because you know what cures nachos without jalapenos?

Oatmeal scotchies cooked by your mother and sister and brought to you at the office. It's pure love. Pure butterscotch laced love.




It's the perfect end to a Nacho Day.

For you, Invisible Friends: the family recipe.


The Pikes' Family Oatmeal Scotchies

1 1/4 all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened (don't melt)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract or grated orange peel
3 cups quick/ old fashioned oats
1 2/3 cups (11 oz. package) Nestle butterscotch flavored morsels.

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto greased baking sheets.

Bake for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies, 8 to 9 minutes for crispy cookies. Cool on baking sheets for two minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


Stay tuned tommorow for another whimsical tale!

10 comments:

Prudy said...

I love your post title. These are great real people recipes-just the kind I love. I'll definitely give your scotchies a go.

noble pig said...

I never dreamed of making a nacho with taco shells...hilarious and brilliant...and they look great!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Why do I suddently feel like singing out loud: nacho nacho man, i don't wanna be a nacho man... Lol! They look great!

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

Ok, now that is just wrong! My mouth is actually watering after reading that post...with nary a nacho in sight. Aarrgg! ;-)

Bunny said...

Your dinner looks a heck of a lot better than mine did! I love oatmeal scotchies! thanks for the recipe!

jenjen said...

Brilliant! That's a dinner that my family would love -- especially the scotchies! I love to stop by your blog to see what you're up to!

Marie said...

Do you know what you've done? Now I am going to spend the rest of the day singing "Nacho Nacho Man" in my head! haha Ohh, those nachos look lovely. DO you just grill the steak for in them? What else do you put in? THose bars look yummo too!!! I wish we could get butterscotch chipits over here! I'll have to think of something else I can use instead. Great post Duckie and I can't wait to see your next one! XXOO

ayankeeinasouthernkitchen.com said...

So this is what I been missing when the world's gone mad! If only I had known. Mexican is a cure all for a mulitude of trials and tribulations. And those Oatmeal Scotchies, they look good for just about anything.

Grace said...

oatmeal scotchies are my favorite cookie and i'm not kidding. better than chocolate chip, better than chocolate chocolate chip, better than snickerdoodles. i love em so much that i make them only on special occasions because i can't control myself. :)

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